Evidence Library

This Evidence Library contains research articles, issue briefs, reports, and commentaries that either focus on or are relevant to evaluating health care-based interventions that address patients’ social and economic needs. We prioritize for inclusion resources that carefully describe and evaluate the social needs components of these interventions, and to a lesser extent those where the social components are mentioned but are not the primary focus of the work. The library currently includes only papers published since the year 2000. If you are aware of a resource you think should be added to our Evidence Library, please let us know.

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The time is now: Fostering relationship-centered discussions about patients' social determinants of health

A. Schoenthaler, I. Hassan, K. Fiscella
Patient Educ Couns

Objective: This paper discusses the importance of developing best practices in communication strategies to identify and act on social determinants of health (SDOH) in care settings in ways that minimizes shame and builds patient trust in the process.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Addressing intimate partner violence and abuse of older or vulnerable adults in the health care setting-beyond screening

E. Miller, S.R. Beach, R.C. Thurston
JAMA Intern Med

Intimate partner violence (IPV) (defined as physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse, and stalking) and abuse of older or vulnerable adults are common in the United States and globally.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Data collection, EHRs, and poverty determinations

C. Konnoth
J Law Med Ethics

Collecting and deploying poverty-related data is an important starting point for leveraging data regarding social determinants of health in precision medicine. However, we must rethink how we collect and deploy such data.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Social determinants of health training in U.S. primary care residency programs: A scoping review

L.A. Gard, J. Peterson, C. Miller, N. Ghosh, Q. Youmans, A. Didwania, S.D. Persell, M. Jean-Jacques, P. Ravenna, M.J. O'Brien, M.S. Goel
Acad Med

Purpose: Medical training has traditionally focused on the proximate determinants of disease, with little focus on how social conditions influence health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults: US Preventive Services Task Force final recommendation statement

US Preventive Services Task Force, S.J. Curry, A.H. Krist, D.K. Owens, M.J. Barry, A.B. Caughey, K.W. Davidson, C.A. Doubeni, J.W. Epling Jr., D.C. Grossman, A.R. Kemper, M. Kubik, A. Kurth, C.S. Landefeld, C.M. Mangione, M. Silverstein, M.A. Simon, C.W. Tseng, J.B. Wong
JAMA

Importance: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and abuse of older or vulnerable adults are common in the United States but often remain undetected.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Commentary

Study Design:

Review

Educating patient-centered, systems-aware physicians: A qualitative analysis of medical student perceptions of value-added clinical systems learning roles

J.D. Gonzalo, D. Wolpaw, D. Graaf, B.M. Thompson
BMC Med Educ

Background: Medical schools have a critical need to develop roles for students that are "value-added," defined as "...experiential roles that can positively impact health outcomes while also enhancing student knowledge, attitudes, and skills in Clinical or Health Systems Science." Following...

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Qualitative

Screening for intimate partner violence, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults: Evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force

C. Feltner, I. Wallace, N. Berkman, C.E. Kistler, J.C. Middleton, C. Barclay, L. Higginbotham, J.T. Green, D.E. Jonas
JAMA

Importance: Intimate partner violence (IPV), elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults are common and result in adverse health outcomes.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Review

Investing in social services as a core strategy for healthcare organizations: Developing the business case

E. van Beek, D. Eckel, A. Taylor
KPMG Government Institute

The impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) as drivers of medical utilization, cost, and health outcomes is both widely researched and acknowledged.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Issue Brief/Report

Study Design:

Review

Lessons learned from implementation of the food insecurity screening and referral program at Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Stenmark SH, Steiner JF, Marpadga S, Debor M, Underhill K, Seligman H, Stenmark SH, Steiner JF, Marpadga S, Debor M, Underhill K, Seligman H
Perm J

Traditionally, health care systems have addressed gaps in patients' diet quality with programs that provide dietary counseling and education, without addressing food security.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Case Study

Indianapolis provider's use of wraparound services associated with reduced hospitalizations and emergency department visits

J.R. Vest, L.E. Harris, D.P. Haut, P.K. Halverson, N. Menachemi
Health Affairs

Recent changes to US reimbursement policies are increasingly holding providers financially accountable for patients' health.

Publication Year:

2018

Resource Type:

Journal Article

Study Design:

Observational